Just as I was reaching my goal of not having to go the to barn during the night it all went south.
Last night as I was just getting this body into bed something pulled at me to the window. I opened it up just a tad because is was bone chilling cold out there. As I pitched my ears I heard several of the younger billies making panic sounds. So off I went, down the stairs and into my layers. Out the door, down the stairs and sprinting toward the little boys barn. As I was melting the ice off the clip I could hear a very faint cry which means someone is almost on their last breath.....
CRAP - Why can't folks stay out of trouble???
I found Jasper (one of the white cashmere 2 year old's) on his back and hardly alive. He was bloating and in BIG trouble. I picked him and and ran out the door, through the gate and around to the other side of the barn. As I got in the barn and turned on the big overhead light so I could get a clear picture of what I was in for. I had every billy standing on their hind legs looking over the half wall. I opened the Vet Kit and went to work. I put all my energy into this and it was going to be a full night and I was not sure if I could pull this out.
So another night on the cold ground and full of worry and prayers. Several times we almost lost the battle and I was sitting in tears but he rallied and we went for a few more hours before another crash. Four times we came so close and by morning I was spent and still felt like we have not come out of the woods.
During the day I checked on Jasper while he ate slowly, drank some and even walked around. We are by no means out of the woods - I will be back to two hour checks through out the night if I do not see big improvements. I keep praying that there was not too much damag
e done and that he will keep on making progress. He finally pooped at about 7 pm which made my night...
If I might ask you to find it in your heart to say a prayer for Jasper - I thank you in advance..